An example of how to use this feature would be to use the crop features to remove a solid-color frame (border) on each page, such as the white border around the page shown below.

In this scenario, what we are cropping is the part of the image to be discarded.

Step by Step Instructions


1.Select File - Print from your application.

In the printer field choose the Raster Image Printer 11.0 from the drop-down list of printers.

Click the Properties... button to open the Raster Image Printer properties dialog box.

2.Click on the Page Processing tab in the Document Properties dialog to access the cropping options.

Check the Crop check box to enable the cropping options.

Select Margins from the drop-down list of cropping areas.

For each side of the page, Left, Top, Right and Bottom, enter in the margin width to crop. Our sample page has a left, right, top and bottom margin of one-half an inch (0.500in).

If you do not know the margin size used on your page, print the page to a hardware printer and use a ruler to measure the margins on the physical piece paper. Printers can add an extra hardware margin width on a printed page that may have to be adjusted for.


3.As the source document is a landscape oriented document, the Orientation of the printer also needs to be changed to Landscape to match. If your source document is portrait, the Orientation would be set to Portrait.

On the Layout tab, select Landscape from the Orientation drop down list.

4.Click the OK button on the Document Properties dialog to save the cropping options.

5.Click the OK button on the Print Dialog, or the appropriate button on your application's print dialog, to send the document to the printer.

6.Choose where to save your JPG image from the Save Image File dialog.

Use the Save in: field to choose a folder to store your JPG image. Your Documents folder, or any folder you have chosen on the Save tab will have been selected for you by default.

In the File name: field, enter a name for your JPG image. A default name for your file has been filled in based on the name your application used when it printed your document to the Raster Image Printer. Here we have changed the file name to CroppedJPG.

The Save as type: drop down list can be used to change the output file type if needed. In this example we are leaving it at the default of JPEG (*.jpg).

Click the Save button to create the file in the folder you chose.

7.Open the new JPG image in your Image viewer. The white borders, or margins, have been cropped from document.

A side effect of cropping the margins has been a change in page size. The original document consisted of a landscape-oriented, Letter-sized page, 11.00in x 8.50in. Removing a 0.50in strip from each side of the page leaves a 10.00in x 7.50in image area. If you need to remove the margins, and also keep the original page size, you need to combine the above steps with the steps outlined in Using the Copy To Image Features.